Swollen Underbelly - Cockatiel

by Fatima

i just adopted a cockatiel and noticed that it has a swollen underbelly where it urinates from. i do not know its gender unfortunately but i do know that its 3 years old. the only other symptoms i spot are when its flying, it knocks into walls really easily. could you please let me know what you think? i even have a picture.

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Dec 27, 2011
Swollen Underbelly - Cockatiel
by: Linda

Your bird could be eggbound or have an infection causing the swelling. Regardless of what it MAY be, only an Avian Vet can tell you exactly what it is. We recommend that new birds be taken to Avian Vet in the first few days because a lot of birds already have various infections from being in pet stores around a lot of other birds.

If this is eggbinding, your bird will die quickly, and if it is an infection she will die slowly, so please do not delay finding and taking her to an Avian Vet ONLY.

Let us know what the avian vet has to say and thanks for writing,
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